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Martin Prudencio


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MARTIN PRUDENCIO, 44, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020, in Roswell, New Mexico. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or thoughtful expression of sympathy for Martin’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: There will be a Viewing for Martin at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Monday, August 10, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, followed by a Rosary at 6:00 PM. Family and friends will gather for a Mass Service Celebration of Martin’s purpose-driven life at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.

On February 21, 1976, Martin was born to Lorenzo Prudencio Sr. and Maria Portillo Prudencio in Roswell, NM. He was a phenomenal plumber who enjoyed working in the plumbing industry. Martin was a remarkable, admirable, and devoted father to his five children, they were the light of his life. The characteristics of Martin’s nature was to always lend a helping hand to anyone, and in any way possible, these things came from a humbled heart. His most treasured memories were the times he spent with his friends and family. Martin was a skilled artist who enjoyed drawing and listening to music. He was a die-hard Dallas Cowboy fan who loved watching their games. Martin’s loved ones will always have a special place in their heart that will live on forever.

SURVIVORS: Those left to treasure and cherish memories of Martin are his children: Trisha Contreras, Jeffrey Contreras, Maria Prudencio, Martin Prudencio Jr., and Xavier Prudencio; grandson, Mikael Castillo; siblings: Bertha Sutherland and husband Ivan, Lorenzo Jr. Prudencio, and Irene Montoya and husband Ronnie; aunts and uncles: John Prudencio and wife, Alvina, Rufina Romero and husband Luis, Mary Bushong, Josie Portillo and husband Gustavo, Victoria Moreno, Guadalupe Portillo and husband Ramon, Cecilia Coleman, Theresa Prudencio; nieces and nephews: Carlos Sutherland and wife Nubia, Mathew Sutherland and wife Megan, Brianna Sutherland, Ezrin Sutherland, Joe Prudencio; Lorenzo Tony Prudencio, Maria Rebecca Gonzales and husband Mathew, LeeRoy Prudencio, and Santana Prudencio; special friends: Jason Rodriguez, Mario Barazza. Natalie Barnhill, Lucia Contreras, and Kenny Mize; as well as his loving pet, “Roscoe Pico Train”; and so many friends.

PRECEDED: Martin is preceded in death by his parents, Lorenzo Prudencio Sr. and Maria Portillo Prudencio; granddaughter, Aliegha Travelino; grandparents: Martin Prudencio and wife Clara, Rosario Portillo and wife Juanita; brother, Leroy Prudencio; numerous aunts and uncles; cousins: Johnny Ray Garcia, Crystal Garcia, and Steve Rivas; and his God father, Alberto Moreno.

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HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Chosen as Honorary Pallbearers will be Maria Prudencio, Martin Prudencio, Xavier Prudencio, Mikael Castillo, Ezrin Sutherland, Natalie Barnhill, and Guadalupe “Loops” Contreras, and Jesus “Chuy” Rodriguez.

PALLBEARERS: Blessed to serve as Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Contreras, Ivan Sutherland, Carlos Sutherland, Mathew Sutherland, Lorenzo Jr. Prudencio, Joe Prudencio, Lorenzo Tony Prudencio, Michael Cameron, LeeRoy Prudencio, David Fierro, and Mario Barraza.

Martin’s family would like to give a special “Thank You” to friends and family for all their donations, kindness, and support.

There will be a reception following the service in the small building next to Margaritas restaurant, 409 E 2nd St, Roswell, New Mexico.


I just wanted to let you know
that I made it home.
Everything is so pretty here,
so white, so fresh and new.
I wish that you could close your eyes
and that you could see it too.
Please try not to be sad for me.
Try to understand God is taking care of me…
I’m in the shelter of His hands.
Here there is no sadness, no sorrow, and no pain.
Here there is no crying and I’ll never hurt again.
Here it is so peaceful when all the angels sing.
I really have to go for now…
I’ve just got to try my wings.
Ps…I’ll be the first face you see when you get here!

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